Bukit Jambul

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Bukit Jambul
Neighbourhood of George Town
Other transcription(s)
 • Chinese 武吉占姆
Skyline of Bukit Jambul
Bukit Jambul is located in George Town, Penang
Bukit Jambul
Bukit Jambul
Coordinates: 5°20′1.3344″N 100°17′23.8452″E / 5.333704000°N 100.289957000°E / 5.333704000; 100.289957000Coordinates: 5°20′1.3344″N 100°17′23.8452″E / 5.333704000°N 100.289957000°E / 5.333704000; 100.289957000
Country  Malaysia
State  Penang
District Northeast Penang Island
City Seal of George Town.svg George Town
Government
 • Local government Penang Island City Council
 • Mayor of Penang Island Yew Tung Seang
 • Batu Uban State Assemblyman Kumaresan Aramugam (PKR)
 • Bayan Baru Member of Parliament Sim Tze Tzin (PKR)
Time zone UTC+8 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) Not observed
Postal code 11900
Website mbpp.gov.my

Bukit Jambul is a residential neighbourhood within the Northeast Penang Island District, Penang, Malaysia. Located 9.9 km (6.2 mi) southwest of the centre of George Town, the capital city of Penang, Bukit Jambul is also adjacent to the industrial town of Bayan Lepas to the south.

Transportation[edit]

Rapid Penang bus routes 301 and 306 include stops within the neighbourhood of Bukit Jambul.[1][2] These routes connect the neighbourhood with various destinations along the eastern side of Penang Island, including George Town and its suburbs, as well as the Penang International Airport. The neighbourhood is also served by two of Rapid Penang's Congestion Alleviation Transport (CAT) routes - namely Sungai Dua and Bayan Baru routes - which are provided free-of-charge.[3][4]

Aside from these routes, Rapid Penang operates an additional three cross-strait shuttle bus routes - BEST A, BEST B and BEST C - which mainly cater to industrial workers who commute on a daily basis between Bukit Jambul, the Bayan Lepas Free Industrial Zone and Seberang Perai on the mainland.[5][6][7][8]

Education[edit]

A high school, SMK Bukit Jambul, is situated within the neighbourhood.[9] In addition, the Penang campus of INTI International University is located within the neighbourhood as well, offering various tertiary courses and twinning programmes with foreign universities.[10]

Sports[edit]

Opened in 1984, the Penang Golf Club, situated within Bukit Jambul, is the sole 18-hole golf course on Penang Island.[11][12] The golf course hosted the 1992 Malaysian Open, which was won by Vijay Singh, and was last renovated in 2012.[12]

Shopping[edit]

The nine-storey Bukit Jambul Complex was completed in 1997 and is one of the major shopping centres in the area.[13][14] The mall contains over 400 shoplots and a handful of entertainment outlets, including a bowling alley and a cinema. However, it has also suffered from declining footfall in recent years, due to the 2008 financial crisis.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/301.gif
  2. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details/306.gif
  3. ^ The Star Online (2018-02-14), Penang announces RM15m free bus service, retrieved 2018-04-01 
  4. ^ "Buletin Mutiara". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-04-01. 
  5. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details-best/best-a-routemap.gif
  6. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details-best/best-b-routemap.gif
  7. ^ http://www.rapidpg.com.my/journey-planner/route-maps/details-best/best-c-routemap.gif
  8. ^ "Best step forward for public transport". Best step forward for public transport,. Retrieved 2018-02-04. 
  9. ^ "SMK BUKIT JAMBUL - PULAU PINANG - Carian Sekolah Malaysia". www.sekolahmy.com (in Malay). Retrieved 2018-02-07. 
  10. ^ "INTI International College Penang - INTI International University & Colleges". international.newinti.edu.my. Retrieved 2018-02-07. 
  11. ^ "Bukit Jambul Country Club". Time Out Penang. Retrieved 2018-02-07. 
  12. ^ a b "Penang Golf Club". penanggolfclub.com.my (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-02-07. 
  13. ^ "Kompleks Bukit Jambul". Time Out Penang. Retrieved 2018-02-07. 
  14. ^ a b "BJ Complex". Penang Trails. 2016-07-14. Retrieved 2018-02-07.